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Menopause at Work


Menopause in the workplace – let’s talk about it

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Coping with menopausal symptoms at work can be tough and some women are, understandably, reluctant or even afraid to talk to their employer about it.

With around 3.5 million women aged between 15 and 65 years currently in employment in the UK, women now represent nearly a half of the UK labour force. That surely makes menopause mainstream and as important as any other occupational health issue.

Working through the menopause

Source: UNISON’s Health and Safety guide to the menopause

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This article is an extract from an article published in the Spring 2017 issue of Menopause Matters magazine.
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Menopause in the Workplace - Links

» Response to the BMA report 'Challenging the culture on menopause for doctors'. (14 Aug 2020)

» Challenging the culture on menopause for doctors (Aug 2020)

» New menopause and the workplace guidance and model workplace policy (Oct 2019)

» Why companies should be supporting employees going through the menopause (18 Oct 2019)

» Protecting staff and preventing ill health - taking a targeted approach: menopause in the workplace (10 Oct 2019)

» Menopausal women 'should get flexible work hours' - BBC News (21 Sep 2019)

» Menopause and the workplace - PDF (British menopause Society publication - Feb 2019)

» Information for employers - dealing with health problems in the workplace: advice on the menopause (2016)

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